About Metro Atlanta


Atlanta is a city with a prolific past and a sharp eye on the future. In the 1960s, Atlanta was a major organizing center of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and students from the city's historically black colleges and universities playing major roles in the movement's leadership.

Today, Atlanta is at another critical juncture and its kids are at the center of it. More than 400,000 students are growing up in poverty across the region. Just one out of every five low-income students in the metro area will attend a high-quality pre-k program, compared with four out of five in the more affluent areas nearby. Students from low-income communities are twice as likely to attend a school that has not met adequate yearly progress, and just 31 percent of students will go on to college, compared with 79 percent of their higher income peers.
In partnership with schools, districts, and community supporters, we are working to provide equal educational opportunities for all Metro Atlanta students, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Our teachers and alumni are a source of talent and energy for the schools and city. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these teachers and leaders, Teach For America – Metro Atlanta is positioned to significantly impact the life trajectories of students in our region’s high-need communities.

About Us

Executive Director, Metro Atlanta
Growing up in North Carolina, where his school principal was also the church deacon, DeLano’s childhood was shaped by a tightknit community who cared deeply about their children. Yet, struggling as a freshman at Morehouse College, DeLano became aware that, despite having loving people in his life,

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June 5, 2016 – July 9, 2016

Stories from Metro Atlanta

May 17, 2016
This event was an opportunity to encourage our corps members who want to continue their impact in the classroom beyond two years.
May 17, 2016
The theme for the evening was Powerful, Yet Unfinished-- meant to connote recognition of the impact that many of our teachers were able to make with their students, and also the work that is yet to be done moving into their second year.
May 10, 2016
"I’m now teaching at Langston Hughes High School right here in my hometown, and I find myself inspired on a regular basis by those teachers who made me who I am today." -Matthew Kelley
May 5, 2016
Corps member Josette Compton reflects on her journey from a journalist to a teacher.
May 3, 2016
"As a first generation college student who succeeded through a love of reading and writing, I felt impassioned and inspired to leverage my own fire for literacy." -Mike Cress.

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